Coon Rapids Lions hosting breakfast event at VFW Oct. 28

The Coon Rapids Lions Club is once again hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Oct. 28, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Coon Rapids VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd.

There will be plenty of food at the annual Coon Rapids Lions Club fall breakfast Oct. 28.
There will be plenty of food at the annual Coon Rapids Lions Club fall breakfast Oct. 28.

The breakfast will include pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, hash browns, coffee, milk and orange juice.

Ticket prices are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 62 and older or for children ages five to 12 and children less than five years old can eat for free.

Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance from members of the club and several youth groups in the area.

Proceeds from this breakfast will go towards the support of various community projects supported by the Lions, as well as the youth groups participating in the event.

The Coon Rapids Lioness Club will conduct a craft and bake sale at the VFW during the breakfast with proceeds from the sales going to its projects.

Used eyeglasses and hearing aids will be collected at this event to be recycled for use by people in need all over the world.

Non-perishable food items can also be dropped off at the breakfast with these items to be donated to the ACBC Food Shelf.

“The Coon Rapids Lions Club is looking forward to our annual fall community breakfast,” said Terry Peterson, event chairperson.

“We enjoy seeing all of those smiling faces coming to the VFW and sharing a meal.

“It’s nice to see a community come together at such an event and the Lions appreciate the support we receive for this breakfast and our other activities.

“If it wasn’t for the generosity of the citizens of Coon Rapids, we Lions would not be able to work on our projects that assist so many people throughout the community and the world.”

Peterson thanked the Coon Rapids VFW for once again allowing the club the use of its facilities.

“The Coon Rapids Lions Club truly appreciates the long partnership we have with the VFW members, staff and patrons,” he said.

“The club would also like to thank the Coon Rapids Lioness for its participation at this annual event.

“The Lioness club has been an important part of this community for many years and the Lions have been a proud supporter of its work.”

According to Al Meyer, breakfast co-chairperson, the used eyeglasses and hearing aids brought to the breakfast will be recycled and distributed all over the world to help in improving sight for those in need.

“This is another way that a small contribution locally can be part of a worldwide project performed by Lions,” Meyer said.

Since the club’s chartering in 1954, members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, such as the Books for BANGO book-giveaway program held in the nine elementary schools in this area each year.

Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone to scholarships presented to students at Coon Rapids High School, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Anoka Technical College and Northwest Passage Charter School, in addition to supporting youth and community activities throughout the year in Coon Rapids.

The club is currently continuing to serve the community through its Recycle for Sight eyeglasses and hearing aids collections, community meal fund-raisers and other efforts.

For more information or to get involved with the club, contact Dan Janish at 612-558-2851 or visit the club’s website at